Paul Cavazza, Owner, Create a Marker, Founder, Save the Garment Center
Samantha Cortes, Owner, Fashion Design Concepts, Founder, Save the Garment Center
Joe Ferrara, Director, Garment Center Supplier Association (GCSA), Owner, Ferarra Manufacturing Company
Adam Friedman, Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development
Larry Geffner, Owner, Vogue Too, Founder, Save the Garment Center
Stan Herman, Designer, Stan Herman Productions, Past President, CFDA
Steven Kolb, CEO, CFDA
Nanette Lepore, Designer, Nanette Lepore
Anthony Lilore, Owner, RESTORE Clothing, Board Member, Save the Garment Center
Eric Martins, Lobbyist, Save the Garment Center
Edgar Romney, Secretary-Treasurer for Workers United
Robert Savage, President & Owner, Nanette Lepore
Joerg Schwartz, Architect, Consultant to CFDA and Save the Garment Center
Anna Sui, Designer, Anna Sui
Yeohlee Teng, YEOHLEE Inc, General Secretary, CFDA
Andrew Ward, Executive Director of Sourcing & Designer Development, GIDC
Erica Wolf, Special Projects Director, Nanette Lepore, Executive Director, Save the Garment Center
Celebrated designers such as Yeohlee Teng, Nanette Lepore and Anna Sui quickly became active supporters of the cause, as did many other important players in the fashion industry. The list of emerging and established designers supporting and utilizing the district continues to grow.
Since 2009 Nanette Lepore has sponsored an annual rally for STGC to promote the manufacturers, resources, and designers in the Garment Center. Many famous American designers, such as Lepore, got their start in the Garment Center and now is their chance to give back and ensure a future for the American Designers of tomorrow.
Here we will showcase this tremendous industry wide support, and how each individual entity is contributing to the future vitality of the district.
Shown above, leading the Garment Center rally on 39th street and 7th avenue.
Save the Garment Center t-shirt designed by Anna Sui for Fashion Week in February, 2009.
Yeohlee Teng shown above with Diane Von Furstenburg at the 2009 Save the Garment Center rally.
Jason Wu, shown above in his studio on 35th Street in the Garment Center.